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Zook Reflects On Loss, Looks Ahead

The Fighting Illini are down but not out after absorbing their first loss of the season Saturday. Head coach Ron Zook points to correctable errors as the primary reason for the loss, although the quality of the opponent had something to do with it also. Zook expects his team to bounce back this week. There is still good reason to remain optimistic.

Illinois coach Ron Zook summarized the loss to Ohio State in his Sunday teleconference. "We didn't play quite as well as we needed to play. Ohio State played pretty well, and there are some things we need to work on to get better. There aren't a lot of major concerns, but there are some concerns we need to fix." Zook pointed out several problem areas. "Obviously, turnovers is one of them...

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